The American Silver Eagle dollar coin is one of the most sought after series of coins by coin aficionados. First minted in 1986, it was made from 99.9 percent silver having a nominal face value of one dollar. In the later years two versions were created intentionally for the collectors and at the same time for the government to raise fund for Individual Retirement Account Investment; the proof version and the uncirculated version. Silver Eagle Dollar coin is valued not just because of its purity but also of the elegance of the design inscribed into it. On the obverse side is the US’s icon of freedom, lady Liberty, clad in a draping gown. In the reverse side is the heraldic eagle behind the shield and just above its head is the inversed triangular formation of thirteen stars representing the thirteen states.
Coin collectors are spending so much for this coin, primarily because of the beauty it holds and the value that would worth twice or trice when the market price of silver increases in the future. But due to its popularity and demand, syndicates are also doing their way to take advantage. For the collectors, it is very important to distinguish the genuine one to pirated version.
To be sure the silver eagle dollar coin you are about to purchase is genuine, you may want to ask the vendor a certification and authentication papers of the said coin from ANACS. American Numismatic Association Certification Service is the world’s leader in old coin grading, authentication and certification. It does scientific way of grading using state of the art tools, procedure and standards. ANACS was established by the American Numismatic Association in 1972. Its original function was to eradicate the proliferation of counterfeit and altered coins through education. It was then estimated that one out of ten valuable coins traded could either be fake or altered. This finding had raised the ANACS concern to people who had no idea about this and had compounded the creation of counterfeit detection service. Before this service had gone into full operation the ANACS graders began to share their knowledge in counterfeit detection by writing articles in ANA’s monthly journal, The Numismatist. Due to growing numbers of people having interest in collecting coins, the ANA published a book containing a collection of its articles relating to coin detection. Soon that time the ANACS built what seemed to be a photographic library of the counterfeit coins it had collected since it started to receive clients for coin grading and certification. ANACS has made significant contribution to the industry of coin collecting. To make sure the money will not be wasted to valueless coins, always ask for ANACS certified coins like 2009 ANACS MS70 Silver Eagle Dollar.